The Jikiden Reiki Association of Canada shares the following information on their website:
The original term for Reiki is “Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho” or “Usui Reiki Treatment Method to Improve Body and Mind”. It is a non- religious healing technique founded and developed in Japan by Mr. Mikao Usui (1865- 1926).
Reiki is an art of hands-on energy healing. It works for both physical and psychological aspects of health by reactivating the natural healing ability that humans originally possess.
A Reiki treatment is administered by a practitioner who receives Reiki energy from the Universe. With simply laying-on of hands, the practitioner transmits the energy to the receiver.